Here are the best Bundesliga centre-backs of 2020 so far, according to Kicker.
|Lukas Klostermann, David Alaba and Tyler Adams.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Ulrich Gamel|
Every six months, Kicker releases a ranking of the best players in the Bundesliga as well as the best German players abroad, dividing them into four categories: 'World Class', 'International Class', 'In the Wider Circle' and 'Field of Vision'.
Today, the German sports magazine has released the first part of their summer rankings based on the performances in the second half of the 2019/20 season. Below, you'll find the centre-back rankings.
1. David Alaba, Bayern München
2. Jerome Boateng, Bayern München
3. Mats Hummels, Dortmund
4. Matthias Ginter, Gladbach
In the Wider Circle:
5. Sven Bender, Leverkusen
6. Dayot Upamecano, RB Leipzig
7. Edmond Tapsoba, Leverkusen
8. Martin Hinteregger, Frankfurt
9. Dedryck Boyata, Hertha BSC
10. Marcel Halstenberg, RB Leipzig
11. Nico Elvedi, Gladbach
12. Lukas Klostermann, RB Leipzig
13. Philipp Lienhart, Freiburg
14. Robin Knoche, Wolfsburg (now playing for Union Berlin)
15. Stefan Posch, Hoffenheim
Field of vision (ranked alphabetically):
David Abraham, Frankfurt
Sebastiaan Bornauw, FC Köln
Ozan Kabak, Schalke 04
Robin Koch, Freiburg
Lukasz Piszczek, Dortmund
Keven Schlotterbeck, Union Berlin (now playing for Freiburg)
Jonathan Tah, Leverkusen
Jorddan Torunarigha, Hertha BSC
Click here to see how Kicker ranked the Bundesliga's centre-backs after the first half of the 2019/20 season.
Kicker's summer rankings at other positions: